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Student loan troubles? Illinois officials can suspend your professional license

By Amy Korte, Illinois Policy Institute | Dec 8, 2017

Almost a quarter of Illinois workers need licenses to work in their professions, and workers who default on student loans can face the suspension of those licenses.

While Illinois courts Amazon, privacy litigation threatens tech firms, Illinois employers

By Amy Korte, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 30, 2017

The flood of biometric privacy litigation engulfing tech companies and employers should make the General Assembly think twice before passing new regulations that could increase costs and compliance burdens for companies.

Employers are latest target of lawsuits under Illinois privacy law

By Amy Korte, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 8, 2017

Lawsuits by employees over the use of fingerprint time clocks could cost companies millions in damages.

Illinois politicians vote to divert $300 million from state coffers to fuel local spending

By Amy Korte, Illinois Policy Institute | Mar 19, 2017

Despite Illinois’ billions in deficit spending and skyrocketing debt, the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 278, which would transfer an additional $300 million per year of state income tax funds to local governments, continuing to prop up local overspending that fuels high property taxes.

Bill to ban sale of bobcat pelts heads to Illinois Senate

By Amy Korte, Illinois Policy Institute | Apr 12, 2016

In the midst of the state’s budget, pension and out-migration crises, an Illinois politician has introduced SB 2143 to ban the sale of bobcat pelts, as well as the trapping of these animals.

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